White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. (Est. 412), Toronto, ON is recalling White Valley brand Grain Fed Veal Liver products, sold in boxes weighing approximately 5 kg or approximately 25 kg (Lot 110601, sold in BC, Ontario and Quebec; Lot 110603, sold in BC only; and Lot 110601, sold in Quebec as “White Valley brand Beef Liver”), due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.
The recalled veal liver has been linked to a multi-province outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses, according to the notice posted this evening by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA notice adds the following “information”:
There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
This is an ongoing food safety investigation. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating a multi-provincial outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in collaboration with provincial health authorities as well as federal health partners including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada.
How many illnesses? We’re not told.
Which provinces have reported illnesses? We’re not told.
Which stores carried the product? We’re not told – except that the item described as White Valley brand Beef Liver was sold at only one store – Boucherie Al-Khair, 300 Jean-Talon East, Montreal, QC.
Compared to Canada, the USA is a model of transparency.